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Gastrodiplomacy: Cucina as soft power

Data:

29/11/2021


Gastrodiplomacy: Cucina as soft power

Monday 29 November, 5pm

Gastrodiplomacy: Cucina as soft power

On the occasion of the Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo 2021 (Week of Italian Cuisine in the World), the Italian Cultural Institute in London is pleased to host a conversation between historian Prof. David Ellwood and anthropologist Prof. Sara Marino around the theme of Italian cuisine as soft power and the identity value of food for Italian migrant communities in the UK.

Contributions by Piero Cannizzaro, director of the documentary Cibo dell'anima, and by Sabine Stevenson from the Antonio Carluccio Foundation.

The theme of the sixth edition of the Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo, taking place from 22 November across the network of diplomatic and consular services around the world, is Tradition and perspectives of Italian cuisine: the awareness and enhanced appreciation of food sustainability. The annual event has established itself over the years as one of the leading initiatives to promote the best of the Italian food and wine supply chain and the Italian food and wine tradition abroad.

David Ellwood is Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies at SAIS Europe. Since 2020, Professor Ellwood is a Fellow, Einaudi Foundation, Turin. Formerly he was associate professor of contemporary international history at the University of Bologna (until November 2012). Ellwood has served as president of the International Association for Media and History (1996-2002). He is a frequent contributor of articles and reviews to academic journals, policy forums and news outlets. PhD, Italian studies, University of Reading.

Dr Sara Marino is Senior Lecturer in the Communications and Media programme at London College of Communication. Her teaching is mainly focused on the theoretical and methodological challenges posed by digital media, and she is particularly interested in how media intersect with questions of social change, innovation and solidarity. Her teaching is informed by principles of vocational pedagogy and considers diversity and inclusion as the key drivers of her teaching practice. Her recent publications include “Digital food and foodways: How online food practices and narratives shape the Italian diaspora in London” (Journal of Material Culture). Her works have been published in peer-reviewed Journals including the Journal of International Political Theory, Social Media + Society and Networking Knowledge Journal.

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Informazioni

Data: Lun 29 Nov 2021

Orario: Alle 17:00

Ingresso : Libero


Luogo:

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